Reading that connects
Posted October 18, 2014on:
Traditionalists who think that kids should only read from dead tree books and not be given interactive e-books before a certain age are bound to take joy in this book by Novak.
They will call this evidence of the effectiveness of not just books but also pictureless books. Victory!
But their confidence is misplaced. There are many forms of reading: For pleasure, for work, for study; skimming or in-depth; alone or in groups; being read to or reading on your own. They are not the same thing.
For me the video is evidence of connecting with kids. You can (and should) do that with any type of book.
And if video is the new text, what other sort of reading should we be promoting? Take a minute (or three) and see.